Call centers face challenges that your typical office furniture design layout doesn't have to contend with. You need to maximize the space that you have available while maintaining an environment designed for crisp and clear phone conversations. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you're putting together a call center design.
If you’re planning for an office build out in Houston, there’s no doubt that you’re anxious to get into your new space and get to work. You’re also unquestionably juggling many things, such as working with contractors and designers to identify exactly how your new space will be configured, helping employees plan for the move, and researching and scheduling downtown Houston office furniture installers to deliver and install your office furniture and equipment when your space is ready.
It’s undeniable that the traditional workspace is evolving — in a good way! As the percentage of Millennials in the workplace continues to rise, workspaces are changed to accommodate their priorities and preferences. In 2016, Millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.
Anything you can do to keep your employees (or your client's employees) happy in the workplace will probably pay off in terms of productivity – and your bottom line. Why? Because happy employees are less likely to look for another job.
Let there be light! The first thing most people do when they enter their office is turn on the lights (overhead light and/or desk lamp) and open their blinds, shades or curtains if they're fortunate to have a window to bring the outdoors into their space. Transitioning from darkness to light signals the dawn of a new day and endless potential.
If you're planning an office move or office renovation, you've got many decisions to make. You probably have a detailed checklist. () One item that may not be on your checklist but should be is what kind of walls should you go with. That's right - all office walls are not created equal.
Whether you run a startup and are committing to an office space for the first time or you are expanding or moving your office, you’ve probably got a budget for furnishing and decorating your space. If your budget is limited, you’ve got to be strategic, savvy and creative when office furniture planning. You may long for the convenience of going to one home furnishing store for a one-and-done experience. Instead, you have a great opportunity to rise up and meet this challenge head on!
Self-driving cars and trucks, package delivery via drones, "paying with your face" (systems that use facial recognition technology to authorize payments for goods and services) -- the future has arrived. We're living in it! Cool gadgets aside, office spaces are also evolving to make it easier for companies to take advantage of innovative technologies useful for business.
The sooner companies take steps to integrate technologies directly into their facilities, the sooner they'll reap the benefits: increased productivity, improved functionality and improved workplace morale. If you're planning an office remodel, relocation, or simply an office update, that is the ideal time to research available technologies, identify the ones that your business can benefit from the most and talk to your office furniture installer about how best to incorporate them into your new space.
Whether your office will be moving to another state, another city, down the street, or to another floor of your existing office building, enlisting the services of a project manager will deliver a huge return on investment. Long- and short-distance moves both involve myriad risks. A project manager (a good project manager) has the experience to anticipate what could go wrong so that it doesn't go wrong.
Co-working spaces are valued for providing flexibility for employees and employers (especially for individuals and start-ups), sparking creativity and encouraging mutually beneficial social interaction among tenants. And, according to the Harvard Business Review, when researchers surveyed employees in co-working spaces and traditional offices, they discovered that those in co-working spaces rated themselves significantly happier and more productive than their office counterparts.